Job Posting: Animal Control/Code Enforcement Officer

City of Strawn

P.O. BOX 581 – 118 East Housley St.


254-672-5311 – FAX 254-672-5250

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City of Strawn is seeking a dual certified Animal Control Officer/Code Enforcement Officer. Strawn is a small city seeking a motivated individual that is willing to step up and take on multiple rolls. The employee could expect to spend 25% of their time on animal control duties, 25% of their time on code enforcement duties and 50% of their time on various other duties required to operate a small city.

Animal Control Officer duties:

Patrols for stray, vicious or inured animals and responds to citizen complaints, and emergency calls, such as cruelty to animal complaints, control of poisonous or dangerous animals, and takes appropriate action.

Collects license fees.

Safely and humanely captures and transports animals including those that are sick, injured or potentially dangerous.

Properly clean and maintain assigned city equipment and department vehicles in working condition.

Document field notes from investigation of pet/property owner and maintains accurate, thorough Daily Activity Log.

Writes reports accurately and thoroughly regarding any violations or incidents.

Assists with events and programs related to animal services.

Issues citations for violations of Animal Control Laws ensuring complete and accurate information is documented and testifies in court as required.

Regular and prompt attendance is an essential function of this position.

Code Enforcement duties:

Frequently contacts and corresponds with federal, state and local officials, public agencies, community and civic groups.

Prepares and presents information to City Council, civic groups and community members about code enforcement programs.

Conducts proactive property inspections; issues notices to inform citizens of violations and how to reach compliance; responds to citizen inquiries regarding violations and investigates complaints.

Ascertains property ownership information using county appraisal district websites, compiles data for monthly and annual reports.

Issues City Code citations for non-compliance as needed; tracks all violation; prepares court case files; appears and testifies in court when summoned.

Receives and investigates reports, observes any alleged violations of State and Local code and Ordinances; discusses matters with complainants, contacts the property owner; makes on-site inspections.

When not actively engaged in Animal Control duties or Code Enforcement duties, employee will work with city staff in other areas such as park maintenance, road maintenance, water line repairs or any other such duties as public works director deem necessary.


Knowledge of animal control equipment operations, animal care and behavior, city ordinances and state laws related to animal control and record preparation methods, practices and equipment used to maintain facilities, cleaning methods and procedures.

Tasks involved include bending, lifting, walking and carrying or using a force equal to lifting 50 pounds or heavier. Must be able to work outdoors in extreme working conditions.

Knowledge of City Health and Safety ordinances, State Health and Safety Code.

Employee must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

Employee must be able to attain a Basic Animal Control Officer certification from Texas Department of Health Services within 1 year of employment.

Employee must be able to attain Texas State Code Enforcement Officer Certification within 1 year of employment.

Preference given to those with experience in either animal control or code enforcement.

Pay Dependent on Experience: $15.00 to $19.00 per hour with some opportunities for overtime. City of Strawn is an equal opportunity employer. The city participates in TMRS retirement plan 6% 2-1 match. Employee will be eligible for health insurance after 30 days.

Applications may be picked up at the above address between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. They may be returned via email or in person at the above address. You may also send in a resume to the above email address.


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City of Strawn
P.O. Box 581
118 East Housley St.
Strawn, Texas 76475
phone: 254-672-5311